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6 bedroom house for sale
Cranbrook Road, Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1DY
- Beautifully presented property
- Cranbrook School catchment
- 4 reception rooms, games room
- Lovely detached 2 bed cottage
- Grounds of about 1.62 acres
Black Swan Hall, is situated on the outskirts of the pretty and popular Wealden village of Goudhurst which provides good local shopping and amenities.
Comprehensive shopping: can be found in Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone. Bluewater shopping centre is located just off the M25 Junction 2 (A2/M2).
Mainline rail services: to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street can be found at Marden, Paddock Wood and Tonbridge stations. Trains to Gatwick airport are available from Tonbridge. Eurostar trains are available from Ashford International. www.eurostar.com.
A high speed train service has been introduced from London St Pancras to Ashford reducing the journey time to 37 minutes. www.nationalrail.co.uk
Primary schools: Goudhurst and Horsmonden
State secondary and grammar schools: Cranbrook School (voluntary aided non-denominational boarding and day co-educational state grammar school), Angley School (Sports College). The Judd School (Voluntary Aided Grammar School for boys, with a number of girls in the sixth form), The Skinners Schools for Boys and Tunbridge Wells Grammar School and Tonbridge Grammar School for Girls. Mascalls School, Paddock Wood.
Private schools: Dulwich Preparatory, Claremont School, Marlborough House, St. Ronan's and Vinehall schools. Sutton Valence, Benenden School, Bethany School, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks School at senior level.
Leisure/sporting facilities: A number of golf clubs including Chart Hills, Rye and Dale Hill. Risebridge Health Club at Goudhurst with pool, squash and tennis courts. Sailing and fishing at Bewl Water and riding, walking, mountain bike trails plus a climbing and activity centre in Bedgebury Forest and Pinetum.
Motorway links: The M25 via the A21 can be accessed at J5 and the M20 via J8 both providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airport and other motorway networks.
Black Swan Hall is a fine Grade II Listed village house believed to date in part from the 16th century and situated within beautifully maintained gardens on the periphery of the pretty Wealden village of Goudhurst. The main house comprises immaculately presented family accommodation amounting to in excess of 5,533 sq ft together with the added benefit of a detached two bedroom cottage within the grounds. Points of note include;
A wealth of exposed beams and timbers, polished brick flooring, painted panelled internal doors with brass door furniture, stripped wooden doors and architraves to the first floor, oak panelling to the dining room, polished limestone flooring to the kitchen/breakfast room and rear hall.
Another significant feature of the property are the good ceiling heights to the majority of rooms.
Situated off the reception hall are four well proportioned and beautifully presented reception rooms, two of which feature impressive open fireplaces.
The attractive kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of bespoke cupboards and central island with granite surfaces by Roundel Designs. Appliances include an oil fired four oven Aga and electric oven. There is space for a dishwasher and American-style fridge/freezer.
Situated off the rear hall is a versatile room, currently used as a gym/games room, together with a utility room, a flower room with cloakroom off and an excellent walk-in pantry with shelving and space for white goods.
A useful two room cellar can be reached via brick steps from the reception hall.
Access to the first floor can be gained via a wide staircase where there are six attractive bedrooms which are served by three stylishly appointed bath/shower rooms (one being en suite and one 'Jack and Jill'). All of the bedrooms benefit from a variety wardrobe cupboards which provide hanging and or shelving.
Gardens & Outbuildings
Electric wooden gates open to the driveway which continues to a parking and turning area.
A wonderful feature of Black Swan Hall are the beautifully maintained westerly facing gardens which comprise a substantial terrace ideal for 'al fresco' dining, an array of beds and planted borders provide seasonal interest and manicured lawns interspersed with varieties of mature and specimen trees and shrubs stretch away from the house. There is an enclosed kitchen garden area, where there are varieties of fruit bushes and beds planted with seasonal vegetables.
Outbuildings comprise a carport for two cars, a Victorian glasshouse and a useful garden implement/mower store and log store.
There is a heated swimming pool which is enclosed by a picket fence and an all weather tennis court.
Ancillary Accommodation - Black Swan Cottage
Within the delightful gardens is a charming detached two storey cottage with its own secluded garden. Suitable for a range of uses, this attractive cottage comprises a sizable sitting room, fully fitted bespoke kitchen with integrated appliances, 2 first floor double bedrooms and a shower room.